Can I use baby wipes to clean my telescope lens?

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  • 6 months ago

    Yes but a 200 grit sandpaper would work better..

  • Tom S
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    I would not recommend it, but yes you "can".

  • D g
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    High quality lens scratch from even the softest material we use.. It is best to buy lens paper or glass cleaning cloth

  • 6 months ago

    You can do whatever you want.

    Why don't you think for a few seconds, and ask the question you really want to ask.

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  • 6 months ago

    No baby wipes have moisturizers and oils in it. Take a lint-free cloth and some isopropyl alcohol and use that instead.

  • 6 months ago

    Sure, but what are you going to use to clean your baby?

  • 6 months ago

    That's a great thing to do if your objective is to damage the lens.

  • Nyx
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Good lord - NO! It's just one tiny step above using regular window cleaner, which will ruin the lens coating, or strip the finish off the mirror.

    Leave the glass alone, unless it's caked with dirt.

    If you are absolutely compelled to clean the optics - use this.

    arksky.org/asoclean.htm

  • 6 months ago

    A soft cloth and some Methylated Spirits do a better job

    The old ways are the best

    Source(s): From an old Astronomer
  • 6 months ago

    A very poor choice, they contain soaps and powders that have no flash point or evaporate Leaving residue.behind.

    A lens cloth you can get at any eyeglass store along with cleaning fluids.

    Lint free cotton fleece dry cleaned, you can use denatured alcohol with no water content.

    Coated lenses don't take well to any form of abrasion. After a cleaning, they should be covered and only use a very soft lens or artist brush to remove dust.

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